The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization established by Pete Peterson – businessman, philanthropist, and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce. The Foundation is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the nature and urgency of key long-term fiscal challenges threatening America's future and to accelerating action on them. To address these challenges successfully, we work to bring Americans together to find and implement sensible, long-term solutions that transcend age, party lines and ideological divides in order to achieve real results.
We seek to achieve our mission by developing broad reach, a high impact public profile, expert positioning, and communications strategies directed toward public policy areas and the American public at large.
To accomplish our objectives, we seek creative, committed, and knowledgeable individuals from diverse professional backgrounds who are able and willing to explore new technologies and approaches, as well as use more traditional means, to move forward the public policy debate on our issues.
PGPF is offering three paid internship opportunities each year; one in the fall semester, one in the spring semester, and one in the summer. Internships are open to students enrolled in undergraduate programs as current or rising juniors and seniors and graduate programs. Interns will be expected to work 10-15 hours per week during the school year, and full-time in the summer.
Research interns provide research and analytical support to the Foundation's overall operations. Depending on qualifications, experience and interest, interns will participate in the following types of activities:
• Ongoing tracking of current economic and legislative developments, news and trends important to inform the work of the Foundation
• Research of key topics that are relevant for the program areas and integrating that knowledge into the Foundation's work
• Creation of Foundation-generated content for distribution through multiple channels (digital, print, video, appearances, etc.)
Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong research, analytical, organizational and writing skills. Prior coursework in economics, finance or public policy is required. All candidates should have a proven ability to translate complex information into clear and accessible language. Research interns must be able to work independently and also be effective in a collaborative team environment, and be able juggle priorities in a fast-changing work environment.
Internships are located in New York, NY.